Welcome back, music lovers. It is hard to believe the 40 years have passed since songs like this one were released:

Wire were on the verge of their first breakup when this one came out. The bandmates would release some solo LPs, or duo LPs, and then reform in the mid-1980s, break up again in the early 1990s, and then get back together for good (apparently) at the start of this century). One great thing about Wire is that they aren’t just a legacy band. There are others who fit that description as well.

While this blog is still a thing, I think I want to devote a series of diaries to 1979 and 1989 (40th and 30th anniversaries respectively) as they are not only bookends of a sort (between adolescence and when I really started adulting), but were major historical moments as well. The music seems to reflect that we were just beginning to stare into the abyss.

More to come as time permits. Cheers.

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